Five Republican Senate nominees, including Nevada’s Sharron Angle, recently announced that they do not support a woman’s right to an abortion even in cases of rape or incest. When asked what women should do if they become pregnant with their rapists’ children, Angle, said, "I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations."
"The point of government," says The Nation‘s Melissa Harris-Lacewell, "is not to make life so hard for half our citizens that the only force there to help them is God." According to Harris-Lacewell, these candidate’s "extreme positions on abortion are without any question a war on American girls and women."
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